Kevin Gordon, the southern rock and roller and poet who is the subject of a recent NY Times feature, will perform at Otto's Shrunken Head on March 29. He also earned four stars (out of four) in USA Today and three and a half stars in Rolling Stone, which said, "The smarts on 'Gloryland' never undercut the roots-rock rush. Dude's a juke-joint professor emeritus."
In the Times piece, Lucinda Williams said, "He’s writing songs that are like short stories, and I really like the kind of swampy, bluesy sound."
Meanwhile, Gordon also earned a rave from Oxford American, which said, "'Gloryland' should enhance his already sizable reputation as a poet-songwriter and an impassioned performer."
Philadelphia Inquirer called 'Gloryland' "unforgettable"; Blurt labeled it "astonishing"; and American Songwriter spoke of is as "vivid." No Depression said, "If you love Americana and you're only going to buy one album this year this is the one to buy."
Further out, on April 20, Gordon will open for John Prine at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ.
Check out video of Gordon live in NYC in January:
Here's a segment from NPR Here & Now on Gordon.
WHO: Southern rock & roll songwriter Kevin Gordon
WHAT: New York show
WHERE: Otto's Shrunken Head, 538 East 14th St., (212) 228-2240
WHEN: 10:30pm, March 29, 2012
TICKETS: Suggested donation $5